The Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP) is a cooperative effort of Legal Services of South Central Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. MPLP provides state support services to local legal aid programs and other poverty law advocates. Our office is located at 220 E. Huron Street, Suite 600a, Ann Arbor, 48104
Please consult our recently launched companion site, MichiganLegalHelp.org, where we provide legal information and resources for Michigan residents who are representing themselves in civil legal matters.
DHS has created a search-able database of hearing decisions.
Recent Issue Alerts
|May 22, 2007||
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued policy effective May 1, 2007 which requires a "mini-screening" of all Family Independence Program (FIP) applicants at the time of their application interview and allows DHS to assign FIP applicants to the Work First or Jobs Education Training (JET) program before their FIP case is opened
|Apr 16, 2007||
Effective April 2007, when calculating FAP benefits, the Department of Human Services (DHS) will budget the last amount of Family Independence Program (FIP) received for the minimum length of the FIP penalty in cases where FIP had been terminated for noncompliance with employment of self-sufficiency related requirements
|Apr 16, 2007||
Effective April 2007, the Department of Human Services (DHS) no longer will deny or terminate impose Medicaid penalties based on a FIP applicant’s non-compliance with work or self-sufficiency requirements, and the minimum length of a Medicaid penalty for noncompliant FIP recipients remains one month